A well taken care of cow, belonging to the Joshi family. She is feasting on banana skins.
The ubiquitous pack of tropical dogs, going about their Very Important Dog Business.
Ball beetles: like GIANT PILL BUGS. Those are Nathan's hands.
"Lizard on a Wire", a brand new theatre production, now on tour!
Learning to make jasmine garlands: Manoramaka and Lakshmi are good teachers.
Seed germination: A handful of compost (gobra) is placed on thin cloth. Seeds are worked into the compost with the fingers, because if you try to germinate them in a tray, ants will eat them. The cloth is then tied into a ball and hung from the rafters. It is dipped in water once a day; sprouts are planted out into trays after 4 days or so.
The endangered Malabar Giant Squirrel!
Toad in the kitchen, shoo toad shoo...Sarah to Nathan: Do they keep it in that little bowl of water on purpose? Mmm...no. (Indian women, especially who live in rural areas, spend monumental quantities of time cleaning. Keeping a tropical house clean is about a million times more work than keeping a temperate house clean.)